The college experience is known for deep friendships and new experiences. This is certainly true at Emmaus. Throughout the school year, student government works in partnership with other organizations to provide a robust campus life through hosting a variety of events on campus. Below are just a few of these events:
Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day weekend is the first event of the school year! Students, faculty and staff gather for a barbecue, volleyball games, a giant slip n' slide and other great activities to help celebrate the first three day weekend of the year.
Floor Volleyball Tournament
This is not your average volleyball tournament. Each floor comes up with its own costume theme idea and has its members dress up accordingly! In addition to a winning floor for the volleyball tournament, there are also various prizes given out for categories based off of the floor costumes.
Each year, to celebrate the fall season, we host a festival in the gymnasium, and this event normally coincides with parent's weekend. Complete with games, inflatable obstacle courses and activities as well as apple cider and other treats, its a great way to kick off the fall months.
Christmas Banquet is a time to gather as a school and celebrate the Christmas season, the birth of our Lord Jesus. A committee plans an elegant dinner and program including music and a Christmas devotion. After dinner, tradition takes students to faculty homes for an after-party with games, snacks, and gifts.
Winterfest is a weekend long event, planned and organized by student government. The entire student body is divided into different teams, each one competing in various activities, games and competitions. Winterfest is a great time to take a break from schoolwork and the long winter months.
At the end of the year, the school holds a formal banquet at a nearby event center right on the Mississippi. This is a time to reflect on the year and honor our graduating seniors. After dinner and a program, there is always some sort of after banquet event or activity to celebrate the end of the school year!
End of Year Retreat
At the end of every academic year, Student Government plans a whole school event after classes and finals have ended. Past events have included a day trip to Chicago (this included exploring downtown, the Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, the Museum of Science and Technology and more) and a weekend retreat at Lake Geneva Youth Camp in Lake Geneva, WI (swimming, boating, tubing, etc.) This is always a great time to celebrate the end of the school year and have fun with friends without having to worry about homework, studying or finals!